We are happy to announce details of the 2017 IVVCC International Gordon Bennett Rally
on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June.
In order to REGISTER,
please complete the online form on the left,
or if you prefer you can download a PDF below.
The event is open to all cars registered before 31st December 1930.
The four classes are:
ANTIQUE: Class A
Prior to 31st Dec, 1904
VETERAN: Class B
1st Jan, 1905 – 31st Dec, 1918
VINTAGE: Class C
1st Jan, 1919 – 31st Dec, 1926
VINTAGE: Class C1
1st Jan, 1927 – 31st Dec, 1930
All classes of cars are eligible for the Overall Prize.
This year we are based at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow and our Clerk of the Course Michael Jackson and his team – Mickey Gabbett and Ian McCulloch have planned some really interesting routes for this year’s event.
The rally will start on Friday 9th June at 12 noon with our welcome lunch, sponsored by our main supporter Barrett Private Insurances/ Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE. On Friday evening we will hold our Buffet Supper and Drinks Reception in Mount Wolseley, sponsored by Bonhams.
Registration will commence on Saturday at 7.30am, in Mount Wolseley and all cars should be away from the starting area by 10.30am.
Whilst this event is regarded as challenging in terms of regularity sections, it is also a very social event, with opportunities to experience some early summer scenery and social opportunities at the designated lunch stop and also before returning to Mount Wolseley late afternoon.
Our Gala Dinner on Saturday night is always a very popular evening and an opportunity to see the worthy prizewinners and share anecdotes from the Rally.
Sunday morning will be a relaxed opportunity to meet up again and following a short drive, the rally will conclude with a welcome break which will allow people to make their homeward journey in good time for ferries or to continue their holiday.
Our allocation of rooms in Mount Wolseley will be managed by a coding system and once the entry form is received the entrant will be given a specific code. This will be used by the entrant to contact Mount Wolseley directly to book the required accommodation. Therefore, early entry is recommended.
We have negotiated the following rates with Mount Wolseley:
1 Night B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
2 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
3 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
1 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
2 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
3 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
Please note: only two rooms may be booked per entrant at these specially negotiated rates.